Frank Turner's Festival Feud
2012-07-10 by andcas | 93 Comments
English folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner recently played
the T In The Park festival in Scotland. Its roster included a
superstar he felt needed a reality check in proper manners.
The annoyance started when Nicki Minaj showed up nearly
an hour late to her set and piled on as the day unfolded.

Turner vented on twitter after he claimed to have seen how
inappropriate the artist acted towards everyone in charge.
In light of constructive criticism Minaj supporters began to
retaliate much to his amusement. As the dust slowly settled
Turner wrote a levelheaded blog where he explained his entire issue about the situation.

http://frank-turner.com/blog/2012/07/twit-storming/
Tagged: Frank Turner

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Recspecs
July 10th 2012
9829 Comments


Old news, was wondering when someone would post this.

Following this whole thing on twitter was fucking golden, props to Frankie though.

sportsboy
July 10th 2012
637 Comments


frank turner being awesome as usual

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2012
7334 Comments


Supposedly the reason why Minaj was late was because she refused to leave her dressing room because the grass outside was too long.

Recspecs
July 10th 2012
9829 Comments


Her fans were ignorant in ways I didn't know were possible on twitter. Made me lose even more hope in negroes.

Killerhit
July 10th 2012
5250 Comments


whatevs Nicki sux anyways

Why would she ever open for Frank Turner

LifeAsAChipmunk
July 10th 2012
4854 Comments


I don't think that was the case.

Killerhit
July 10th 2012
5250 Comments


Why sonic

they can't have two gay acts in a row

Killerhit
July 10th 2012
5250 Comments


"two gay acts in a row"

So if I open before you, you'll still be the next gay act, meaning Frank isn't gay. Because he ain't.

Thanks for helping prove my point,

LifeAsAChipmunk
July 10th 2012
4854 Comments


haha

Maniac!
July 10th 2012
26250 Comments


That blog post fucking rules

Killerhit
July 10th 2012
5250 Comments


lol

KILL
July 10th 2012
71750 Comments


haha raven you are so dumb

hey maniac add me on fb

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Killerhit
July 10th 2012
5250 Comments


lol

Killerhit
July 10th 2012
5250 Comments


KILL: 'haha'

So that makes him gay

KILL
July 10th 2012
71750 Comments


i laugh manly bitch i lauhg like satan

Killerhit
July 10th 2012
5250 Comments


So satan's gay, too?

Damn this is quality stuff

ILJ
July 10th 2012
6669 Comments


"Nicki (sp)'s real name is Onika Tanya Maraj (thanks Wikipedia) which is an anagram of A Mayo Karat Ninja. All facts, people."

Lol'd hard at this.

henryChinaski
July 10th 2012
2755 Comments


Fuck Nicki Minaj

AlecBaldwin
July 10th 2012
147 Comments


This was a good read. I loved how he put [sic] after every "Nicki".

johnnyblaze
July 10th 2012
2605 Comments


awesome. frank rules. agreed andcas.

porch
July 10th 2012
8460 Comments


what kind of shithead continually goes out of his way to put "sic" and "sp" after someones stage name

pop star diva behaviour v smug plaid shirt wearing guy who writes terrible music, nobody wins


gabethepiratesquid
July 10th 2012
4521 Comments


when I heard about this whole thing I knew andcas would write an article about it eventually

and Nicki has more money so she wins I think

porch
July 10th 2012
8460 Comments


all her money cant buy the authenticity and spirit of rock n roll that frank turner possesses

FearThyEvil
July 10th 2012
12545 Comments


Frank Turner is the man and Minaj is just a bitch.

Tyrael
July 10th 2012
20876 Comments


lol porch

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Recspecs
July 10th 2012
9829 Comments


Porch is setting out to be the Sputnik anti-hero.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2012
50355 Comments


When you use twitter everyone loses

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Tyrael
July 10th 2012
20876 Comments


I'm actually agreeing with porch for once

Recspecs
July 10th 2012
9829 Comments


"When you use twitter everyone loses"

Disagree.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2012
21929 Comments


Fucking useless at twitter where are these comments?

thumbcrusher
July 10th 2012
3592 Comments


go down to 8th july

Recspecs
July 10th 2012
9829 Comments


Twitter rules you all need to recognize.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2012
21929 Comments


yes but then

gabethepiratesquid
July 10th 2012
4521 Comments


"brain damage."
top viewed Frank Turner vid: something released four years ago with like 1.3 million views
top viewed Nicki:
oh look one year ago and 263,573,802 views

Nicki: 2
Frank: 0

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2012
50355 Comments


Yeah cuz youtube views are so important

gabethepiratesquid
July 10th 2012
4521 Comments


views x time since upload are directly correlated to artist relevancy actually so yeah.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2012
50355 Comments


Only 14 year olds care about youtube

gabethepiratesquid
July 10th 2012
4521 Comments


those have nothing to do with literacy, tho. just that you disagree with their central points.

gabethepiratesquid
July 10th 2012
4521 Comments


"Only 14 year olds care about youtube"
Youtube is the main music and video streaming site for every age so I don't think so.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2012
50355 Comments


Yeah my dad uses youtube all day when he wants to jam Rush
Except no he listens to CD's so you lose

gabethepiratesquid
July 10th 2012
4521 Comments


yeah and there are a lot of stupid people that listen to Frank Turner so what?

gabethepiratesquid
July 10th 2012
4521 Comments


"Yeah my dad uses youtube all day when he wants to jam Rush
Except no he listens to CD's so you lose"

lol woops I forgot the demographic of dads who want to listen to Rush, THEY'RE what decide what current music is relevant

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2012
50355 Comments


Who gives a fuck what music they force down people's throats
I never understood how people can listen to radio music, it's like you don't even choose what music you listen to, it's given to you. That lack of choice and originality would drive me insane

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2012
50355 Comments


The music they chose for me to listen must be the best considering I've never heard anything else!

gabethepiratesquid
July 10th 2012
4521 Comments


because not everyone's lives revolve around music because they have real priorities and they just like listening to fun things and there's plenty of music on the radio that's good just like there's plenty of obscure music that's bad.

god what the fuck is it with these club DJs I mean they're FORCING this music down your throat and you don't even get to choose and don't even get me STARTED on when you're at parties and you don't even get to choose all the music wtf you're basically being fed that garbage

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2012
50355 Comments


exactly

gabethepiratesquid
July 10th 2012
4521 Comments


anyway I was kind of half-kidding about the "Nicki winning" thing, that was fucked up of her to be so inconsiderate and I can get Henry Rollins' sign because he's Henry and naturally a loveable confrontational asshole and there's nothing you can do to change that but tbh Frank is just being a smug obnoxious fuckboi tbh. "HAHA I PUT [SIC] EVERY TIME AFTER HER NAME HO HO HO AREN'T I CLEVER OH WOW ALL OF THESE COMMENTS ARE SEMI-LITERATE NOT AS SMART AS ME HUEHUEHUE"

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2012
50355 Comments


They are both cunts yeah
Rollins is the only cool guy here

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 10th 2012
50355 Comments


We are so quick to jump to conclusions, maybe it wasn't her fault she was late, maybe she had explosive diarrhea


Ire
July 10th 2012
41770 Comments


pop star diva behaviour v smug plaid shirt wearing guy who writes terrible music, nobody wins


i like frank turner, but it's kind of lame how this generation's rebel only rebels by starting shit over twitter and writing a blog about it. /zzzzzzzz... ugh don't care



tarkus
July 10th 2012
5560 Comments


people need to start burning shit

someguest
July 10th 2012
20527 Comments


i agree with porch

frank turner doesn't have nearly enough distortion and echo in his guitar tone

Blackbelt54
July 10th 2012
4269 Comments


yeah I saw this on twitter it was awesome

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LifeAsAChipmunk
July 10th 2012
4854 Comments


"you can blame chipmunk for giving me the idea gabe."

Yes, I am to blame for this travesty.

Recspecs
July 10th 2012
9829 Comments


See blackbelt knows twitter is badass.

someguest
July 10th 2012
20527 Comments


Well, he is a twit.

sixdegrees
July 10th 2012
17047 Comments


this guy kind of bothers me, but he has a point.

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SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 10th 2012
15979 Comments


love frank turner even more now

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SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 10th 2012
15979 Comments


Nicki Minaj is a bitch

Starships rules though

someguest
July 10th 2012
20527 Comments


I hope Minaj wears plaid at her next gig.

someguest
July 10th 2012
20527 Comments


$$$.

We don't need to have this discussion.

Recspecs
July 10th 2012
9829 Comments


Hey someguest I'm a little toasted right now come pick me up and drive me home.

someguest
July 10th 2012
20527 Comments


I worked all day. I'm drinking tomorrow, getting my feet wet at the DJ table too.

Recspecs
July 10th 2012
9829 Comments


Are you gonna get your dick wet too?

someguest
July 10th 2012
20527 Comments


If it turns out I'm decent, maybe.

Lol.

Recspecs
July 10th 2012
9829 Comments


HYFR

someguest
July 10th 2012
20527 Comments


Whatever that means.

Recspecs
July 10th 2012
9829 Comments


HELL YA FUCKIN RIGHT

It's a nigger thing.

someguest
July 10th 2012
20527 Comments


Watch it!

I find that word offensive!

Recspecs
July 10th 2012
9829 Comments


I'm black I'm allowed to say that right?

camaraderie
July 11th 2012
988 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtBfvjsSjag

guitarplaya91
July 11th 2012
485 Comments


It doesn't matter who is more popular, or who writes "better" quality music. Frank is being a person with correct morals. The reason why Minaj never reponded in a tweet is because the record labels PR (or whoever is in charge) tweets for her. Frank (and the sleeping souls) clearly tweet on their own, therefore expressing their true feelings, something you will never hear Minaj do publicly.

How many youtube hits = How controlled you are by the media.

Minaj - 0
Frank - ∞

lucasjcockcroft
July 11th 2012
3707 Comments


sweet

Puzzles
July 11th 2012
3065 Comments


The best thing about this is the Rollins quote. He's the fucking man

gabethepiratesquid
July 11th 2012
4521 Comments


"Frank is being a person with correct morals."
i think most ppl would agree with him but he's being a smug pussified douche about it tho. "I'm gonna start a blog about some tweets and use my biting [sic] style, that'll stick it to her. I'M STARTING THE REVOLUTION!!!!!"

"How many youtube hits = How controlled you are by the media."
lol yeah that must be it.

"guitarplaya91 hit the nail on the head."
haha

Knott-
Emeritus
July 11th 2012
10195 Comments


some of you people are so fucking stupid god

SonicDriveIn
July 11th 2012
42 Comments


How does the amount of youtube views have anything to do with who was wrong or right in a question of morales? I'm so confused by the posts I'm reading.

camaraderie
July 11th 2012
988 Comments


wow, Gabe

Recspecs
July 11th 2012
9829 Comments


I'd take you to a Frank Turner show camaraderie.

camaraderie
July 11th 2012
988 Comments


I haven't gotten around to listening to Frank Turner, Recs.

Recspecs
July 11th 2012
9829 Comments


Omg get on it so I can treat you right.

Knott-
Emeritus
July 11th 2012
10195 Comments


There's always camaraderie at a Frank Turner show.

Recspecs
July 11th 2012
9829 Comments


Uhhhh sure.

camaraderie
July 11th 2012
988 Comments


He's talking about the word camaraderie, Recs. It means brotherhood.

Recspecs
July 11th 2012
9829 Comments


I know what he is talking about, what condom brand do you prefer?

camaraderie
July 11th 2012
988 Comments


I'm not answering that.

Recspecs
July 11th 2012
9829 Comments


It's okay it's not like you should care anyways, what's your favorite position?

camaraderie
July 11th 2012
988 Comments


Hahaha

Recspecs
July 11th 2012
9829 Comments


Whatever, probably a virgin who doesn't know her way around a cock.

gabethepiratesquid
July 11th 2012
4521 Comments


I never made that argument but I don't know much about her as a person which, outside of these,
doesn't seem to have anything wrong with her person really, and even if you don't like her latest
album (I didn't besides a handful of songs), it was trying to do something different for some of it.


but I don't see how that's relevant to me anyway because I never implied anything to do with them in
this thread.

BallsToTheWall
July 11th 2012
44323 Comments


I prefer rawdogging. Condoms are for pussies.

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Recspecs
July 11th 2012
9829 Comments


I only use condoms for one night stands.

johnnydeking29
July 11th 2012
9045 Comments


" I still don’t really know who Nicki (sic) Minaj is, and I don’t really care. I have no opinion on her music, for all I know she’s a genius. Good for her" Genius


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